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Life in the Pop Lane

Green Day looks smart with 'Idiot'

The band of bratty punks produces a powerful, defiant rock opera

By Renee Graham
Globe Staff / September 29, 2004

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When word began to leak out that Green Day was planning a politically charged rock opera for its latest album, "American Idiot," reactions ranged from sarcastic guffaws to abject horror. This, after all, was the same band of punk brats who, a decade ago, cranked out mosh-pit ditties about soul-numbing laziness and dismissive hookers and whose crowning close-up moment was ... (Full Article: 804 Words)

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